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U. S, Naval Training Station 







JULY, 1902 









Rear-Admiral Henry Glass, Commandant 

Second Lieutenant Howard H. Kipp, U. S. M. C, Commanding Marines 

Frank J. Warren, Clerk to Commandant 


Commander Jefferson F. Moser, Commanding U. S. T. S. Pensacola 
Lieutenant-Commander Charles F. Pond, Executive Officer 
Lieutenant-Commander Augustus C. Almy, Senior Drill Officer 
Lieutenant-Commander Robert F. Lopez, Recruiting Officer and Ordi- 
nance and Navigation Officer 
Lieutenant Wm. H. Stanley, Drill Officer 
Surgeon David O. Lewis, Senior Medical Officer 
P. A. Surgeon Edward G. Parker 

P. A. Paymaster Hugh R. Insley, Paymaster and General Storekeeper 
Chaplain Walter G. Isaacs, in charge of Apprentice School 


Lieutenant Jeremiah C. Burnett (retired), in Charge 

Chief Boatswain Dominick Glynn, Watch Officer 

Acting Boatswain James A. Leckie, Drill Officer 

Gunner Joseph Hill, Drill Officer 

Gunner Charles E. Jaffe, Drill Officer 

Acting Gunner Isaiah Wilbur, Watch Officer 

Warrant Machinist Charles Hammond, in Charge of Machinery 

Warrant Machinist Daniel Mullen, Watch Officer 

Pay Clerk James S. Mitchell 

Pay Clerk E. Sears Yates 

Thomas C. Lockyer, Master of Tugs 

Herman E. Brandt, Master Mechanic 

Surgeon Corbin J. Decker 



by Douglas White 

HERE has never boon a visitor to the city of San Francisco 
whose attention lias not been attracted by the bold outlines of 
the island which rears its rounded summit half-way between the 
railway termini on the Eastern shore and the great ferry station 

in Francisco's city front. There, like a perpetual 
sentinel over the channels of the bay, did this island 
stand when first the hosts of Balboa cast their hun- 
gry eyes over the glistening waters of the world's 
ocean. It is not, however, with the island's history 
when California was under the domain of Mexico's serpent- 
bkuoned Hag that this story has to deal. In fact, there is little 
known of its uses before the "Gringo," as the Mexican terms 
the Yankee, came to these coasts in search of an El Dorado. 
People had lived there it is true, but the first days of Ameri- 
can occupation found Verba Ruena principally given over to 
an immense band of goats which found pasturage on its grassy 
slopes, and from them it gained its former title of Goat Island. 
In this island, as well as others about the bay, "Uncle 
Sam " saw future possibilities for military uses, and as he gen- 
erally sets what he desires these bits of land gradually drifted 
into his possession. First, Goat Island was devoted to an infan- 
try station, and after its abandonment by that branch of the mili- 
tary service it was taken up in the early 70's as an artillery post. 
Fire finally devastated its buildings and again Goat Island ceased 
to be a factor in the defense of San Francisco, its sole Government 
service consisting of the occupation of the southwestern end as a 
lighthouse station. Later on, when torpedo defense reached a stage of per- 
fection, a small portion of the northeastern end was used as a station for housing 
materials used by that department. 

During all these years the Government had allowed the army to hold domain 
over the island's acres. Private citizens and corporations had attempted to 
purchase or lease, and at one time it was on the point of being sold for use as a 

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railway terminal. But "Uncle Sam " hung on until in the days of 1898, when war 
was brewing and it became evident that sailors for our ships were a scarce com- 
modity, there was an awakening to the necessity for a naval training station 
upon the Pacific Coast. Through several sessions of Congress had Senator 
George Perkins labored toward the establishment of such a station and 
his earnest efforts at last brought forth an appropriation for the 
original construction and annual maintenance of a first-class insti- 
tution where might be developed the lads whose natural inclin- 
ation turned toward a life afloat. 
San Francisco Bay was selected as the station's location and 
from all the land available Yerba Buena, till then known as 
Goat Island, seemed best fitted. The island's practical isola- 
tion and at the same time close proximity to San Francisco 
rendered it an ideal spot, and the Navy Department, with 
Senator Perkins at its back, endeavored to secure at least a 
portion of this unused domain technically belonging to the 
other branch of military service. 

Finally, on April 12, 1898, when war clouds were thicker 
than they had been for a generation, President McKinley 
signed the executive order setting aside a goodly portion of 
what was from that time officially termed ' ' Yerba Buena Island ' ' 
as the location for a naval training station on the Pacific. By this 
order the Yerba Buena Station became a certainty and the Pacific 
Coast was given a prominence in the building up of the navy to 
which it was rightfully entitled, for which Senator Perkins had 
labored so consistently. 
The Navy Department had met with a full measure of success in the opera- 
tion of its training station upon the Eastern Coast, and under these conditions 
there would be nothing of the experimental nature about Yerba Buena, but if 
the Eastern station had been a success, this one upon the Western Coast would 
become doubly so. Climatic conditions were decidedly in favor of the San 
Francisco station, for there is no long, dreary winter during which the lads at 

the station must be housed within doors. On the other hand, out of the whole 
365 days of the year there is not one in which some out-door work cannot be 
done. During the summer months there is the same distinction, the thermom- 
eter at this season never running above 70, with cool, refreshing nights, which 
condition keys these lads to their best endeavor, and tends to a rapid physical 
and mental development, particularly essential when it is considered that with the 
speedy increase in our number of war-ships the rapid development of sailor men 
is an absolute necessity. 

With these favorable conditions the Verba Buena Station was planned, its 
final establishing being materially delayed by the militant events of 1898. Some 
work of a preliminary character was performed, such as selecting a site for the 
buildings necessary to the station, drawing of plans and the prospecting for a 
water supply upon the island. These operations were under the direction of 
Civil Engineer F. C. Prindle, U. S. N., and Captain F. W. Dickens, U. S. N., 
Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, who in October of 1898 personally 
visited Yerba Buena upon this special duty. 

It was not, however, until March, 1899, that Yerba Buena took on the official 
aspect of a naval station. On the 25th of that month Rear-Admiral (then 
Captain) Henry Glass, but just returned from the command of the U. S. S. 
"Charleston," with Dewey's Asiatic Fleet, brought his ship, the "Pensacola," 
down from Mare Island Navy Yard, and anchoring in the bight before Yerba 
Buena took over the command of the station which then consisted of a half- 
finished dock, a partly completed roadway to the location of the barracks and 
a large amount of material which, then stored on the island, was shortly to be 
molded into the buildings of the station. On board the " Pensacola " were five 
apprentices who had been enlisted for the course of training before the 
"Pensacola" left Mare Island. 

Yerba Buena, directly following the arrival of its commandant, became a 
scene of bustle and endeavor. First of all came the construction of the station's 
most necessary building — the Barracks. The appropriation for this building 
amounted to $74,400, and under its roof there is ample room for the comfortable 
housing of 500 apprentices. Among the features of this building is the largest 
drill hall on the Pacific Coast, having a clear floor 300 by 60 feet, which is in turn 
surrounded by a gallery occupied by the hammock billets of the youngsters, for 
immediately one of these lads is introduced to a naval life he is surrounded by 
conditions as closely approaching those at sea as circumstances will permit ; 
therefore, it was designed that the young sailor should at once become accus- 
tomed to taking his rest in a hammock. 

The general design of Yerba Buena's barracks is particularly imposing, 
its front stretching across what was practically the only portion of the naval 
reservation that approached anything like a level. At first only the roof and 
one end of the barracks were in sight from the water, but by an immense exca- 
vation two objects were accomplished. The entire barracks were brought into 

full view from the eastern section of the bay and the moved ground was used 
as a fill to form, with the space excavated, an immense parade and drill ground 
from whence there slopes to the west a series of beautiful terraces. At their 
summit lies the road where front the officers' quarters, the house of the com- 
mandant occupying the right hand or southermost position facing the drill 
ground and barracks. 

During all this work of construction there was a constant demand upon the 
station for apprentices' quarters, enlistments coming with much regularity. At 
the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 1899, there were at the station sixty-two 
youngsters quartered, pending completion of the barracks, on board the U. S. 
S. " Pensacola." These had come without any special effort to attract or interest 
them, and during the station's existence to this date the records showed but one 
single desertion. 

The second year of Yerba Buena's existence as a training station saw an 
immense advance in the perfecting of its improvements. The barracks were 
completed and accepted on January 10, 1900, and after the installation of fittings 
and necessary preparation were formally occupied on February 2d. 

The house of the commandant was completed January 23, 1900, and 
officers' quarters on March 23d. The winter rains had settled the parade ground, 
and the winding road from the wharf, where the " Pensacola" has her moorings, 
up to and around the barracks and officers' quarters, had taken on the condi- 
tion of a park driveway, while here and there the possibilities for beautifying 
the station were in evidence by the rapid growth of a few flowers which had 
been planted in odd hours spared from absolutely necessary work. 

During this official year ending June 30, 1900, Yerba Buena may be said to 
have actually settled down to its work of making sailors, for there were under 
instruction at the station 392 apprentices, of whom 180 were enlisted at the 
station, 58 came from Chicago, 30 from St. Louis, 25 from New Orleans, while 
27 were recruited by the U. S. Training Ship "Adams" during her cruise to 
Puget Sound ports. Of this total number there had been a daily average present 
at the station of 143, while 122 had been sent for a tour of sea duty on board the 
station's training ship "Adams," which, leaving Yerba Buena on January 13th, 
had cruised along the Pacific Coast from Puget Sound on the north to Magda- 
lena Bay, Lower California, on the south, visiting from time to time all the inter- 
vening ports and giving the youngsters their first taste of great gun target- 
practice while at Magdalena Bay. 

One feature of Yerba Buena's practicability as a naval training station is 
very clearly expressed in the report of its commandant under date of June 30, 
1900, in which he says : 

"The health of the station has been excellent at all times, no serious case 
of illness of any kind having occurred." 

Its second year had certainly stamped Yerba Buena as a thorough success 

uodpoint, but even Its rapid advance was to be materially increased 
during the succeeding twelve months. 

In tlu- numbei oi apprentices under instruction this third year of existence, but 

oolj practical work, shows .1 total number of 584 youngsters under 

liction with .1 daily average <>i 196. Again, the station carried the bulk of 

the enlistments while Chicago, Kansas City, Denver and Omaha supplied mod- 

tchmentS, and, again, Pugel Sound furnished a quota consisting of 37 


riu- work ol the station and its effectiveness was materially added to by an 
'i the Hun. 111 ol Navigation, that the station was to be used not alone 

training |h>im tot apprentices but also For the education of landsmen. Con- 

adezvous was opened at San Francisco on September 15th, while 

enlistments were also commenced at Los Angeles and at the station. The result 

1 total ol landsmen trained during the year of 590, of which 429 were trans- 
Eerred to duty afloat on board different ships on the Pacific station. 

This addition of the training of landsmen brought Verba Buena's total 
figures for men oi all ages in training during the year up to 1,174, or an average 
>!ie hundred men per month. 

training ships sailing from the station carried during the year 252 
apprentices for a tour of sea duty, the "Adams" being relieved after two 
cruises by the United States Training Ship "Alert," to which the "Adams's" 
re transferred. 

I <ong before the year had ended it was seen that the capacity of Yerba 
Buena was being taxed to the utmost, especially in the question of ships. 

While all this advance was being made in Yerba Buena's efficiency as a 
developing point for the " men behind the guns," the station itself had not been 
overlooked. Additional officers' quarters were provided for, and constant 
improvements were being made whereby the comfort and convenience of 
the barracks were rendered perfect. Among other vastly useful additions 
which this year produced was the installation of a connection with the water 
pipes of the Contra Costa Water Company, thereby increasing the station's 
supply of water to a point where there was no question of a possible shortage. 
Tlie work of this installation was an example of how things are operated at 
Verba Buena. A minimum appropriation rendered the necessity for an economy 
in the work which could not be met by either of the public bids. Thereupon 
the commandant by direction of the Bureau of Navigation purchased the required 
material, and with the help at hand undertook the labor. The result was the 
laying of a connecting pipe line which brings the water from the mainland 
under the bay to the beach at Yerba Buena at a total cost of about one-half 
the lowest bid offered by civilian contractors. 

In another regard this year ending June 30, 1901, left a lasting impress 
upon the station. This consisted in the great amount of landscape and floral 
gardening brought to perfection during the year. Under the personal super- 

vision of Admiral Glass this beautifying of Yerba Buena was carried on and in 
absolute reality the island was "made to blossom like the rose." Where but a 
few months before had been naught but a tangled mass of worthless vines and 
underbrush, there sprang up flower-bordered walks and lawns over which 
waved the graceful leaves of spreading palms and branches of the greater native 
trees that had been spared in the clearing of the land. Even to the very sum- 
mit of the island was this system of improvement carried, including the con- 
struction of 9,000 feet of roadway leading to the very highest point. This road, 
winding about the slopes, cuts here and there through shady groves of spread- 
ing oaks and reaching out into the open, discloses from its various points of 
vantage a series of vistas covering every corner of San Francisco Bay, each one 
of new interest to the beholder. From the commerce-laden water-front of San 
Francisco the eye sweeps over the Golden Gate and on to the northward along 
the rugged slopes of Marin County, where Tamalpais guards the Western flank. 
To the east roll the emerald foothills, piling ridge on ridge, backed by the 
towering peak of Mt. Diablo, with the cities along the eastern shore forming 
the base of the picture, while to the south, beyond the stretches of the bay, lie 
the plains of the Santa Clara, flecked with blossoming orchards and flowering 

This most impressive panorama of mountain, sea, populous cities and foliage- 
embowered villages forms one of Yerba Buena's grandest attractions and brings 
quick assent to the affirmation that the Pacific Coast possesses the most beauti- 
fully situated naval training station in the world. 

In May, 1901, Yerba Buena was visited by Secretary of the Navy John D. 
Long, accompanied by several .members of the Cabinet and a number of Con- 
gressional Representatives. Their inspection of the work accomplished in the 
short period of the station's existence filled them with surprise that such advance- 
ment was possible. In fact, it is in California alone that so perfect a develop- 
ment of surroundings could be effected in such a minimum of time. Here by 
the Pacific, where growth is never retarded by the blighting frosts of winter, 
seasons will often accomplish what in a less-favored section would require an 
equal number of years. 

Nor is it alone to the development of the soil and its products that these 
climatic conditions confer favors. The advantages apply no less to the youths 
who are being developed under the blue skies and surrounded by conditions of 
perfect health. The hurrying trade winds sweeping in through the Golden Gate 
bring health to the island and invigoration to its people. Work seems easier, 
consequently more of it is done and at a greater speed. Yerba Buena shows the 
results of these conditions not alone in the beauties which have been developed 
on its hilly acres, but better still in the sturdy, well-trained lads which she has 
already given to " Columbia's " fleets. 

During the last year this newest naval institution of the Pacific has con- 
tinued its forward progress, increasing with each succeeding month its effective- 

ness as a training station and with the changing seasons improving in beauty 
and attractiveness. An appropriation has been provided for which permits of 
the construction of a marine barracks, to be located upon an elevation over- 
looking all the rest of Yerba Buena's buildings and capable of housing the 
station's marine guard, which is of necessity a large one. 

In October of 1901 Yerba Buena's official standing was advanced by the 
promotion of its commandant to the rank of rear-admiral and the assignment 
of a commander to the command of the " Pensacola." 

While all this has been done in the way of development, Yerba Buena has 
offered to American youths, with an inclination toward the navy, an exceptional 
opportunity. The age limit for apprentices is between fifteen and seventeen, 
and the lad who enlists must agree to serve until he is twenty-one. He must 
know the rudiments of education, but more important than all, he must be 
practically perfect from a physical standpoint and must have a good record 
morally. Yerba Buena holds out no inducements to the incorrigible or the 
invalid. If he can pass the required examinations the youngster is at once 
accepted, furnished with a full outfit of clothing and assigned to a division 
which makes him an apprentice of the third class. His pay in this rating is nine 
dollars per month, which jumps at once to fifteen when he can pass the exam- 
inations to the next higher rating. With still further advance comes the highest 
rating as an apprentice, which grants him twenty-one dollars per month. He 
must study in order to gain these advancements, and while he is being educated 
from a naval standpoint, schoolmasters are furnished to instruct him in a rou- 
tine parallel to that of a public school. This is done not alone for the young- 
ster's good, but equally for the benefit of the service. The time is past where 
brute strength and a simple fighting ability are the principal requisites for- 
service on our men-o'-war. It takes brains to make the sailor of the twentieth 
century, for he must be able to master the intricacies of the modern fighting 
ship with its mass of machinery and delicate electrical apparatus. Therefore it 
is necessary that education be added to physical perfection in those who are 
destined to fight " Uncle Sam's " battles on the sea. 

While the prospective "Bluejacket" is being given his education he is 
splendidly cared for at Yerba Buena. His food is of the best, his health is care- 
fully guarded and he has advantages offered by few public or private educa- 
tional institutions. Cleanliness is among the first requirements, the station be- 
ing provided with exceptionally complete bathing facilities which include not 
alone shower-baths, but an immense salt-water swimming tank filled daily from 
the crystal waters of the bay. To these the lads are given access every morn- 
ing backed up by strict bathing regulations. While severity is not practiced by 
officers or instructors, rigid discipline is enforced and above all the youngster 
is taught to be a man and to depend upon himself. And with it all there is 
granted ample time for play with shore liberty at stated intervals for those 
whose behavior entitles them to a holiday. 

Six months of his life is put in at hard study and preliminary exercise when 
he is tested for fitness, and if found sufficiently advanced is assigned for six 
months of duty at sea aboard the training-ship. This tour of sea duty over he 
is transferred to a regular war-ship for a cruise which may take him to any or 
all the corners of the world 

Such, then, is the life which Yerba Buena offers to young Americans who 
are mentally, physically and morally worthy. It must not, however, be sup- 
posed that the lad who studies faithfully and works diligently is forced to stop 
at the rating of a " Bluejacket." On the other hand, there is a ladder to climb 
and honors to gain. First, there are the positions as petty officers, with 
pay ranging from thirty to sixty dollars per month, and consequent advance- 
ment in dignity and privileges. Higher up still is the position of a warrant 
officer, with pay parallel to that of a commissioned officer, and a commission 
itself after ten years of service in the grade of warrant officer. All this may 
be gained by lads who enter the service with a decided intention to advance. 
It means a lot of study and a lot of work, but the reward is there waiting for 
those who are willing to climb. 

To all this Yerba Buena is the stepping-stone, and as the foundation is laid 
during the first months of a youngster's service, so will the future be builded. 
Therefore, to the navy, this and its other Training Station on the Eastern sea- 
board are among the most important factors. 

It is no wonder that extreme care is used in the selection of the officers 
who are to govern an institution such as this. They must be possessed of a 
kind of patience and perseverance which does not find a dwelling-place in the 
makeup of the average man. Besides, they must be heart and soul in accord 
with the building up of the navy. 

In this regard Yerba Buena has been especially fortunate. To the com- 
mandant and his staff of officers the present condition of perfection is wholly 
due. The commandant of the station has not alone been weighted with the 
responsibility of its maintenance and the successful carrying out of a prescribed 
routine, but in addition has been forced to construct and develop the station 
while it was in active operation. To this dual burden he has bent his undivided 
energies, and the results, both from a naval educational standpoint as well as 
from the fact of the beauties which under his direction have been developed 
upon what was but three years ago practically a barren island, stamp his term 
as Yerba Buena's commandant and founder with unqualified success 

During the coming years Yerba Buena's prosperity will increase, her useful- 
ness to the navy will grow greater as time goes on, her constantly multiplying 
beauties will lend an added charm to America's most interesting harbor, and 
her successful future will stand as a fitting sequel to the enterprise and perfec- 
tion of detail that have marked the first years of the station's existence. 


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UNNI K — Fried or Bake.l Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Pudding, Coffee 
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DINNER — Bean Soup, Roast Beef, Potatoes, Green Onions, Coffee 

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BREAKFAST — Fried Salmon, Baked Potatoes, Coffee, Cocoa 
DINNER — Roast Lamb, Corn, Potatoes, Coffee 
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BREAKFAST — Rolled Oats and Milk, Boiled Eggs, Coffee, Cocoa 
DINNER— Corned Beef, Spinach, Boiled Potatoes, Radishes, Coffee 
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BREAKFAST — Pork Sausage, Fried Potatoes, Coffee, Cocoa 

DINNER — Roast Veal, Dressing and Gravy, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Coffee 

SI PPER — Chicken Pie, Tea, Fruit 


BREAKFAST— Hamburg Steak, Baked Potatoes, Coffee, Cocoa 
DIXXER — Baked Fish, Potatoes, Boiled Onions with Sauce, Coffee 
SUPPED — Codfish Balls, Tea, Tapioca Pudding 


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DINNER— Roast Beef, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Coffee 
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DINNER — Vegetable Soup, Roast Beef, Potatoes, Radishes, Coffee 
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DINNER — Macaroni Soup, Roast Lamb, Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans, Coffee 

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Young, E. C. 1st P. O. 
Frank, O. J. F. 2d P. O. 
McClure, G. A. 3d P. O. 
Lindsay, J. N. 
Heck, J. 
Ewing, A. L. 

Williamson, H. 1st P. O. 
Acurf, J. M. 2d P. O. 

Donohue, C. 
Ashton, F. 
Roe, M. 
Stam, P. 

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Johnson, G. 1st P. O. 
O'Shea, A. 2d P. O. 
Russel, M. H. 3d P. O. 
Way, B. E. 
Reber, G. E. 
Hill, F. E. 

Gordon, J. 1st P. O. 
Rohan, G. S 2d P. O. 
Hansen, H. P. 3d P. O. 
Bell, H. E. 
Pease, H. 
Hale, H. R. 

Boiven, A. 1st P. O. 
Carrol, D. 2d P. O. 
Phebus, C. L. 3d P. O. 
Lindauer, H. 
Gregg, J. R. 
Melvillie, E. W. 

Albright, R. 1st P. O. 
Ledger, W. 2d P. O. 
Gould, G. 3d P. O. 
Page, J. R. 
Kopke, F. A. 
Tarbell, J. A. 

Watkins, J. D. 1st P. O. 
Lakin, C. 2d P. O. 
Dixon, J. 3d P. O. 
Brooks, R. L. 
Woodmancy, H. N. 
Brownlee, H. L. 

Windrow, R. D. 
Bernal, T. J. 
Nelson, O. 
Shafroth, D. M. 
Barkla, J. H. 
Smith, C. O. 

Cox, S. C. 
Lamereaux, J. Q. 
Smith, O. G. 
Tovvnsley, T. S. 
Larsen, F. E. 
Joseph, M. 

Miller, G. E. 
Ledean, E. 
Allen, J. 
Schultz, P. 
Harlan, L. 
Johnson, D. 

Perino, M. E. 
Schvvartzer, A. 
Calloway, A. B. 
Marino, J. 
Briton, H. P. 
Hicks, R. 

Schmidt, G. A. 
Westerhouse, P. A. 
Barton, G. T. 
Hoag, B. 
Blanton, A. 
Shovar, R. B. 

Burke, W. E. 
Clark, P. 
David, C. 
Adams, C. E. 
Cabantus, A. 
Van Epen, C. 

Gibbons, W. O. 
Hofrueter, W. 
Eaton, J. 
Wickwire, E. W. 
Cloud, R. 
Starkweather, E. 



Tyrer, H. 
Stuart, E. 
Martin, W. L. 
Miller, J. J. 
Douthet, H. A. 

Colligan, J. I. 
Littlefield, R. 
Scully, F. B. 
Sherman, H. 
Schmarcesky, P. L. 

Duke, E. 
Jones, H. C. 
Gable, G. L. 
Nickerson, C. E. 
Miller, W. H. 

Jones, C. C. 
Wilson, G. F. 
Falkenberg, E. P. 
Meadows. V. H. S. 
Eckerd, D. 


McClure, Wm. 
Eivers, L. 
Tibbals, C. T. 
Taylor, W. M. 
Bouchard, A. C. 


Everett, F. 
Landsberg, O. 
Einshow, J. 
Miller, R. J. 
Cronan, W. 

Tracy, W. W. 
Ogilvie, T. A. 
Mullens, A. F. 
Fenne, M. 
Griblin, C. J. 


Sparks, I. R. 
Young, L. A. 
Scharlau, W. K. 
Mathews, W. S. 
Schwab, J. H. 

Kolste, J. B. 
Usher, C. T. 
Eagle, V. E. 
Holmes, E. D. 
Hull, W. R. 

Holder, D. A. 
Repine, C. J. 
Page, T. 
Green, P. A. 
Hunt, F. R. 

Bradford, J. 
Paluzek, J. I. 
Zess, G. C. 
Day, J. A. 
Donnelly, J. W. 

Ryan, J. D. 
Alderson, H. E. 
Ellmaker, R. C. 
Nolan, H. J. 
Finn, T. L. 

Spesert, F. G. 
Adams, R. H. 
Datleff, F. A. 
Shade, C. E. 
Masten, C. 

Dibble, W. B. 
Dahl, O. J. 
Daniels, P. 
Chambers, M. G. 
Andvik, O. 

Smith, F. L. 
Moore, G. L. 
Threm, A.F. 
Gore, F. W. 
Navartil, J. 

Czelusta, S. 
Burr, S. 
Morgan, F. 
Peterson, E. J. G. 
Morgan, C. L. 

Bailey, J. 
Simmons, W. I. 
Lightner, E. F. 
Whitlock, T. A. 
Hansen, H. F. 

Vanderbilt, O. 
Holste, G. 
Potter, H. G. 
Bennett, W. 
Cavanaugh, W. H. 

Graff, F. 
Raymond, G. 
Carlon, T. W. 
Holmes, H. H. 
Hoyt, R. 

Sullivan, J. 
Shoenfeld, O. 
Jones, F. 
Nickles, J. B. 
Hallinan, D. M. 

Lynch, F. M. 
Stephens, J. W. 
Eitner, I. M. 
Adams, C. 
Ryan, J. D. 

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Belter, O. L. 

Johnson. R. \V. 1st B. C. 
Kelley, F. M. 2d B C. 

Rob ins. T. C. .Id B. C. 
Schmidt. K. E. 
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Anderson. R. R. 

Harreschou, H. S. 1st B. C. 

Devine,C :M B. C. 
Scott. H. 3d B. C. 

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Rodman. C. A 
Washburn, (",. R. 

Cameron. L. J 1st B. C. 
Pinney, G. C. 2d B. C 
Campbell <",. K. 3d B. C. 
McKeever, L. L. 
Bovee. E. T. 
Smestad, E. J. 

Sullivan. A A 
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Perry, I C. 

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Root, \\ . 
Ryan, T. R. 

Christman, P. C. 
Beilski, A. 

Miller, F E. 
Sedgwick, B. 
Quann, J. 1". 
Perkins, A. D. 

McGillen, G. R. 

Smith, C. 
Davis, E. T. 
Schwitzering, W. R. 

Clark. W. R. 
Rickrich, H. 

Roach, T. C. 
Kane. J. R. 
Baldwin, E. 
Thorpe, E. W. 
Kaufer, L. D. 
Caufield, J. S. 

Rask, C. J. Bugler 
Brownlee, C A. 
Colen. A. M. 
Grabach, P. G. D. 
Sorensen. G. H. 
Taylor, W. S. 

George, R. E. 
Roake. H. J. 
Miles, E. A. 
Seelev, A. L. 
Strobel, L. K. 
Skillman, P. A. 

Reedy, F. J. 
Svojtek, F. G. 
Hines, J W. 
Jeness, C. R. 
Ballard, H. L. 
Bovee, T. A. 

French, H. 

Taylor, F. D. 
Thorkildson, H. W. 
Hudson, F. 
Andrews, W. M. 

Malin, H. J. 
Dupois, O. J. 
McCune, E. J. 
Mochwart, C. A. 
Seek, W. F. 


Kruzburg, J. A. 
Tiemy, N. A. 
Tipton, G. E. 
Moore, W. M. 
Day, R. R. 

Brown, C. O. 
Brumm, C. Z. 
Hunt, B. F. 
Cullen, R. 
Cole, G. W. 



Wavrin, J. J. 

Phelps, J. E. 

Wright, W. M. 

Webb, C. 

Hamisch, C. F. Bugler 


Fuchs, H. J. 
Andross, P. H. 
Rundle, C. O. 
Bornstein, R. 
York, E. F. 


Peterson, A. 
Nvgaard, L. W. 
McPhail, D. B. 
Crowell, N. F. 
Bunger, B. C. D. 

Beebe, L. M. 
Henderson, T. 
Morris, H. G. 
Whitcomb, R. R. 
Ogden, L. W. 

Stearns, J. A. 
Flemming, J. D. 
Bowden, W. J. 
Hagens, H. E. 
Strasser, J. P. 

Lachman, A. A. 
Hansen, O. B. 
White, C. 
Bopert, J. N. 
Barnes, J. A. 

Kirby, J. J. 

Flach, J. L. 

Adams, J. 

Thorogood, W. E. P. S. 

Case, V. 

Coleston, C. E. 
Beck, O. C. 
Newman, J. R. 
Evans, C. O. 
Schmidt, O. D. 

Stauffer, E. J. 
Burt, R. 
Menge, H. 
Chapin, L. H. 
Lutz, H. E. 

Carvell, W. L. 
Strathearn, R. E. 
Olsen, C. A. 
Widgeon, F. M. 
Huebner, N. B. 

Longtin, A. 
Timmonds, H. W. 
McDaniels, J. C. 
Nigg, F. C. 
Stoddard, A. R. 

Koskela, M. W. 
Balomaki, A. 
Jordan, J. T. 
Faqua, B. A. 
Neill, S. 

Thompson, M. 
Harris, H. H. 
Burke, H. W. 
Schnebele, G. A. 
Thomas, W. R. 

Renn, A. G. 
Gates, F. L. 
Fant, S. 
Miller, C. 
Kelly, W. 

Stodtmeister, E. F. 
Straight, J. B. 
Dodd, W. W. 
Taylor, F. J. 
Miller, R. H. 

Kuhn, C. W. 
Julian, R. C. 
Pope, E. F. 
Barr, H. A. 

Lewis, F. J. S. 
Bodwell, B. E. 
Steppuhn, G. 
Werner, A. D. 
Johnson, W. 

Perkins, C. A. 1st B. C. 
Marquardt, F. J. 2d B. C. 
Stewart, C. J. 3d B. C. 
Kloess, J. F. 
Dowham, O. R. 
Mclntyre, T. B. 

Fickweiler, W. M. 
Erickson, A. 
Petersen, W. E. 
Jensen, C. H. 
Schultz, G. 
Hough, A. J. 


Griffin, E. J. 
Toerpe, A. B. 
King, R.N. 
Derezinski, E. W. 
Karns, T. P. 


Whitaker, J. L. 
Snyder, R. A. 
McManus, T. M. 
Kerr, W. 
Guiwits, L. C. 

Phillips, E. 
English, E. 
Page, A. M. 
Mills, C. L. 
Hawtrey, A. 

Metke, L. 1st B. C. 
Seaborn, F. 2d B. C. 
Parker, G. 3d B. C. 
Baumgardner, B. G. 
Irrgang, H. E. 
Huggins, H. 

Holmes, T M. 1st B. C. 
Moroney, F. H. 2d B. C. 
Schanel, C. 3d B. C. 
Williams, C. B. 
Wilier, R. F. 
Osborne, L. 

Golden, C. L. 1st B. C. 
Irish, S. S. 2d B. C. 
Esbenshade, J. A. 3d B. C. 
Jacobsen, H. 
Shearer, P. A. 
Foree, V. G. 

Young, F. P. 1st B. C. 
Stambaugh, E. 2d B. C 
Thurston, C. A. 3d B. C. 
Buchet, H. 
Splaine, G. F. 
Welch, ]. A. 

Kelley, W. J. 

Pease, R. M. Bugler 

McShane, J. 

Hunter, J. W. Bugler 

Burns, C. A. 
Kelley, W. J. 
Hayer, C. F. 
Tripp, G. S. 
Murta, A. V. 
McLaughlin, E. 

Johnson, J. 
Dinwiddie, V. V. 
Schoregge, A. H. 
Egebergh, C. M. 
McCrassen, T. M. 
Burns, J. L. 

Cottrell, W. C. 
Hart, B. A. 
Dann, H. B. 
Neubauer, W. E. 
Lewis, A. G. 
Wandrowski, L. L. 

Beamer, D. M. 
Bissett, F. H. 
Browning, C. F. 
Mercer, C. W. 
Warner, C. O. 
Murray, O. S. 

Nelson, A. M. 
Irvine, B. 
Maurer, R. E. 
Thomas, R. 
Chambers, E. Z. 
Matthus, F. W. 

Clapp, W. H. 
McMillan, J. A. 
Murphv, R. W. 
Babcock, F. A. 

Richbart, F. 
Shimmin, J. T. 
Deibert, P. P. 
Stoddard, C W. 
Bridges, S. S. 

Miller, F. W. 
Dunn, A. M. 
Kelleher, F. T. Bugler 
Van Buskirk, J. R. 
Crippen, R. 


Trogden.H. L. 
Gardner, E. R. 
Miller, H. M. 
Melton, J. C. 
Creel, A. B. 

Stock, H. W. 
Davis, R. E. 
Hubbard, A. E. 
Shine, C. 
Larson, L. J. 


Keys, R. M. 
Stose, J. E. 
Thomas, J. E. 
Stockmeyer, E. E. 
Mowbray, P. A. 



Salsbury, L. W. 
Cook, C. K. 
Brawerman, M. 
Sanders, J. G. 


Sinnett, J. 
Root, J. F. 
Nable, S. A. 
Thacker, C. 
Case, W. R. 

McClure, S. T. 
Weers, C. P. 
May, J. L. 
Slicer, H. T. 
Miller, W. 

Wood, W. W. 
Boyens, L. 
Olsen, A. B. 
Lenz, G. A. 
Kimball, H. A. 

Quinn, R. E. 
Rose, J. L. 
Demoussett, C. 
Scott, J. 
Parsons, R. F. 

Cline, J. H. 
Harrier, C. F. 
Halck, G. H. 
Moss, C. M. 
Hutton, C. 

Breen, W. J. 
Moe, O. B. 
Whiteley, H. E. 
O'Riley, J. 

Shambow, L. G. 
Lombard, C. 
Burns, W. P. 
Conyers, F. 
Thurston, R. H. 

Brunson, E. U. 
Mealy, H. 
Webber, F. 
Alderson, G. A. 
Routson, I. O. 

Connell, F. R. 
Staley, C. C. 
Tritt, A. A. 
Conkright, E. T. 
Merritt, F. V. 

Dunham, L. G. 
Hallett, G. H. 
Cox, G. H. 
Vernon, C. 
Friel, G. 

Smith, H. D. 
Wood, E. R. 
Muhvich. N. S. 
Wilkins, E. C. 
Farrar, W. A. 

Harvey, E. 
Seymour, W. D. 
Clarke, T. 

Gillingham, C. D. 
Calfee, C. D. 
Dodge, W. J. 
Vogelgsang, S. C. 
Delhauer, R. R. 

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Carmody, J. I..C Q. M. 

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Anderson, A . C C. M. 

:. l A . Ch. ^ 
Davis, C. O., Ch. Yeo. 
Limb. W M. 

Smith. I.E., C. B. M. 
Goth, I" . C. G. M. 

: itchfield, Silas O. 

Tebbs, Robert W. 
inson, Martin 

Garrigan, James J. 

Ek. Peter V. 
oral Weilder, George M. 

Byington, Edward C. 

Dare. Roy T. 

James. 1- 

I t'Reilly, Patrick J. 

Parker, Frederick 
Trumpeter. Hertz, Lucas 

Wright, Elliott T. 
Private, Ruber, Fred J 

Barter, William E. 
—en. William 

Burns, John 

Lincoln, 1"., El 8d C. 
rarbell, F. E . Yeo. 3dC. 
Willeford, D. S , Printer. 
Stamm, A. C , H. A. 1st C. 
Downs, R., S. C. 2d C. 
Abbey, G., S. C. 3d C. 
Hi-. . II 1 ... S. C. 4th C. 
Ascott, A . Baker 2d C. 
Nord, I. E., Sea. 
Gunn, \Y., Sea. 

1st. C. P. O. 
Brennan, E., B Maker 
Anderson, J., S. M M. 
Chinn, W.. M. A. A. 
Hagenbaugh, \V. L.,Yeo. 
Creighton, W. J., S. C. 
Nevin, R. C, El. 
Hurney. M. J., P. & F. 
Carlbefg, O. W-, Q. M. 
Clark, G. J., G. M. 
Mitchell. C., M. A. A. 
Lord, M. C , Mach. 


Orr, F., Lands. 
Foster, A. E., F. 1st C. 
Gardenier, H. G., F. 1st C. 
Foster, F. E., F. 2d C. 
Fredericksen, H., C. M. A. A. 
Winchell, C. S., Ch. Yeo. 
Shannon, G. S., Ch. Com. Stw'd. 
Casey, M. P., C B. M. 
Kellenberger, E , C. G. M. 
Hanson, A. G., C. B. M. 


2d C. P. O. 

Sullivan, D. J., B. M. 
Celler, J. W., C. M. 

3d C. P. O. 

Liddle, H. V., Q. M. 
Carlson, J. W., Cox. 
Shade, C. O., Cox. 
Eastman, F. S., El. 
Wesley, J. W., Bugler. 
Foster, L. M., M. A. A. 


Private, Collins, William A. 
Connors, William J. 
Coombs, Charles E. 
Cooper, Fred H. 
Crimmings, John F. 
Dale, Ace 
Dods, Norman E. 
Eugene, Frank 
Gray, George 
Guilerme. John 
Heider, Alfred 
Hawkins, Oliver P. 
Horseman, John J. 
Hunt, John E. 
Jamison, Franklin 
Jorgenson ; Jacob 

Hindrelet, F., Q. M. 2d C. 
Schonning, G., M. A. A. 1st C. 
Richman, J., M. A. A. 3d C. 
Anderson, J. A., M. A. A. 3d C. 
Hull, I. M.. El. 2d C. 
Friend, J. E., El. 2d C. 
Bverley, G. W., Painter. 
McClaskey, J., Hosp. App. 
Dallaghan, J. W., Bugler. 
Stout, F. J., S. C. IstC. 

Ward, F., Painter. 
Shockley, C. P., C. M. 
Nelson, C, Shw't. 
Campbell, J. P., Sea. 
Young, L. L., Sea. 
Miller, A. R., Sea. 
Hall, H , Sea. 
O'Donnell, T., Sea. 
Eaton, J., O. Sea. 
Ryan, J., Lands. 
Williams, F., F. 1st C. 

Private, Kennedy, Thomas 
Lemmon, Byron S. 
Lonergan, John R. 
McKeafer, James 
Moore, Albert 
Moroney, William T. 
Morrison, James 
Mullen, Christopher C. 
Murphy, John J. 
Nicholson, Robert W. 
O'Connor, Michael 
O'Leary, Robert 
Parker, Walter H. 
Putzman, Emil O. 
Raye, Charles 
Regan, Patrick J. 

Flemming, H. E., S. C. 3d C. 
Dole, A. E., S. C. 4th C. 
Ryan, J. H., Baker 2d C. 
Rust, J., Sea. 
Connolly, E., J. of Dust. 
Glass, J. T., Lands. 
Hoyt, D., Lands. 
Murphy, A., F. 1st C. 
Braun, H., F. 2d C. 
Hunt, G. O., C. P. 

Doyle, P., C. P. 
Laverty, G., J. of D. 
Larsen, O., Sea. 
Fredericksen, A., Sea. 
Sweeney, F. L., O. Sea. 
Pauss, J., O. Sea. 
Fabiansen, C, Lands. 
Patterson, W. T., Lands. 
Benson, N. B., Lands. 
Mullen, M. J., F. 1st C. 
Waterman, W., C. P. 

Private, Roach, Morris E. 
" Sachs, Albert 

Saunders, Robert 
" Schmidt, Jacob G. 

Scott, John J. 
" Shea, John 

" Shipman, Frank 

Simonds, Peter J. 

Smyth, Thomas 

Spooner, Howell J. 
" Stoerzer, Frederick 

" Templeton, Clement F. 

Wallace, John W. 
" Wayman, William J. 

" Wells, James R. 

" Williams, Edward 


P. A. Paymaster H. R. Insley Lieut.-Com'der R. F. Topez Lieu.t. H. H. Kipp, U. S. M. C. 

P. A. Surgeon E. G. Parker Lieut.-Com'der A. C. Almy Chief Boatswain D. Glynn 

Surgeon D. O. Lewis Lieut.-Com'der C. F. Pond, Executive Officer 
Lieut-Com'der A. W. Dodd Chaplain W. G. Isaacs Com'der J. F. Moser, Commanding Officer 

First Division of Apprentices, 1902 

Landsmen for Training, 1902 

Second Division of Apprentices, 1902 

Landsmen for Training, 1902 

Third Division of Apprentices, 1902 

Landsmen for Training, 1902 

U. S. T. S. Pensacola (Artillery Drill in Foreground) 

At School 

General View U. S. Naval Training Station (Yerba Buena Island, Cal.) 





























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1 — V 















Petty Officers and Instructors 

A Mixed Crowd (Landsmen for Training and Ship's Company) 

The Swimming Tank 




The Band 

Apprentices at Physical Drill 

Hammock Inspection 

Boat Drill 

Marines at Bayonet Exercise 

Camp Davis (U. S. Marine Corps) 

The Marine Guard 

Scrubbing Clothes in Bathroom 
















On the Road to Summit of the Island 

Barracks and Officers' Quarters 

Class in Gunnery 

Signal Drill 

Class in Fencing 








The Library 

Scenes on the Road and Trail 




Artillery (Commandant's House in Background) 





The Dormitory 

Anthony Murphy and the Pump House 
The Bugle Squad and Mascots 

The Dynamo Room 

After Drills are Over 
The Fire Room 


Apprentices Departing for Training Cruise 
Secretary Long Visiting the Station Steam Launch "Lark" Saturday Afternoon on the&Wharf